Weekly Flyer Newsletter

Enter your email address below to get the latest news from Points, Miles & Martinis!


Hyatt Announces Andaz Turks & Caicos at Grace Bay

Hyatt announced they’ll be opening their newest hotel in the Caribbean. The Andaz Turks & Caicos at Grace Bay will be located on Grace Bay Beach.and feature just 59 rooms and 74-unit branded residences, with plans to open in 2021. This comes after Hyatt recently announced plans for their Grand Hyatt Grand Cayman Hotel & Residences, which…

Continue Reading »

Redeeming Hilton Honors Points in South America

Hilton and American Express have just launched increased limited time offers for several of their cards. You’ll now earn 125,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after spending $2,000 within the first 3 months on the Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card. This card comes with Hilton HHonors Gold Status and with this offer you’ll also earn…

Continue Reading »

Transfer American Express Membership Rewards to Airline Partners

American Express Membership Rewards (MR) points can be a fantastic value when transferred to affiliated airlines and redeemed for award flights. Currently AMEX has 17 airline transfer partners across the 3 major alliances and several other smaller partnerships that provide access to flights on dozens of airlines. The first step is to make sure you…

Continue Reading »

Lounge Review: Bobby Van’s Steakhouse JFK Airport

Priority Pass has been adding more and more restaurants to their list including Bobby Van’s Steakhouse at JFK International Airport at Terminal 8 which is home to American Airlines. It’s easy to find as it’s located past security on the right hand side. This is awesome news because it means more choices for Priority Pass members, meaning cardholders…

Continue Reading »

Hotel Review: Fairmont Pacific Rim, Vancouver

The Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel is located in downtown Vancouver, part of the British Columbia providence of Canada. The upscale hotel is located on the lower 22 floors of the 48-story building which completed construction in 2010 with the remaining space used for condominiums with a separate entrance. This property is part of the Fine Hotels…

Continue Reading »

Earn 325,000 Hilton Honors Points With Limited Time Offers

Hilton and American Express have just launched increased limited time offers for several of their cards. You’ll now earn 125,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after spending $2,000 within the first 3 months on the Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card. This card comes with Hilton HHonors Gold Status and with this offer you’ll also earn…

Continue Reading »

Southwest Airlines Expanding Cuba Service, Increased Baggage Fees, Using Hilton Honors Points in Hawaii

Martini Review of the Week:  It’s Saturday and it’s time for the Martini Review of the Week. Take a look at this week’s top news, deals, and reviews below. Hilton and American Express have just launched increased limited time offers for several of their cards. With these limited time offers you can now Earn 325,000 Hilton Honors…

Continue Reading »

Redeeming British Airways Avios Short-Haul Europe Flights

Short flights within Europe are a great way to spend British Airways Avios because of the distance-based award chart. For flights with a total distance under 650 miles, one-way redemptions start at 4,000 points off-peak and 4,500 for peak travel days in economy. Business class is about double at 7,750 for off peak and 9,000…

Continue Reading »

American Airlines Follows Delta and United On Increased Checked Baggage Fees

American Airlines is the latest U.S. airline to increase their checked baggage fees, effective Sept. 21, 2018. If you want to check a bag on your next flight, it will now cost you $30 for the first bag, and $40 for the second checked bag. It’s clear that American is following its competitors United and Delta, as we shared…

Continue Reading »